MSP, Coatbridge and Chryston
I did not intend to speak in the debate, so I might not need the whole four minutes. Members will be glad to hear that. Two things inspired me to contribute to the debate, one of which was the powerful contribution by my colleague Elaine Smith. As a fellow Coatbridger, I felt inclined to contribute, given what she said. The second thing that inspired me to contribute was that, just before the...
Given the intricate relationship between alcohol use and poor mental health that can exist for some people, does the cabinet secretary expect that, in the longer term, the impact of minimum unit pricing on mental health will be just as positive as, if not more positive than, its impact on physical health? My apologies—I should remind members that I am the parliamentary liaison officer...
I remind members in the chamber that I am the parliamentary liaison officer to the health secretary. Given the new 10-year mental health strategy, it is clear that suicide prevention is a high priority for the Scottish Government. It is good to see that the overall suicide rate has fallen by 17 per cent over the past decade, but we can always do more. It is vital that we continue to break...
Scottish National Party MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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